The Wichitan

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ rouses and inspires


Brian Lang, Film Critic

October 23, 2020

You can’t make up a story like this. Eight defendants, a caricature of a judge and the Federal Government square off in Netflix’s new drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” which covers the trial of the Chicago riots in 1968. Writer/Director Aaron Sorkin helms the project and his trademark snapp...

‘The Devil All The Time’ promises a thrilling story that falls through

Tom Holland

Brian Lang, Film Critic

October 9, 2020

In a year where theaters have been closed and the most exciting movies have been pushed into 2021, any blockbuster film feels like an oasis in the desert. Naturally, I was thrilled to hear about the new Netflix drama “The Devil All The Time” which boasts big names and an exciting cult-based plot...

‘Love, Simon’: a new type of romance

Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford in Love, Simon (2018). Photo courtesy of IMDB

Brian Lang, Film Critic

March 27, 2018

Audiences have seen several great coming-of-age and LGBTQ+ films in the last two years, such as “Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name” and “Moonlight,” but none of these films have been nearly as accessible or popular as director Greg Berlanti’s “Love, Simon.” This sweet, high-schoo...

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